Central Co-op

We are a member-owned natural foods co-operative serving Seattle's Capitol Hill and surrounding neighborhoods. Our Co-op offers a complete selection of natural foods, a wide selection of vitamins, herbs, and body care products, and deli delights fresh from our kitchen. We are committed to providing organic products when available and have an emphasis on quality and broad selection of products throughout the store. Central Co-op is very much a community based natural foods cooperative.

Our product selection is driven by not only what sells but by our owner's requests whenever possible. This receptiveness and responsiveness to owner needs is one of our strengths and distinguishes our Co-op from traditional supermarkets. Roots: Our Co-op grew in fertile soil tilled by an earlier effort, Capitol Hill Co-op.

Central Co-op opened in October of 1978 in the old Capitol Hill Co-op location on the southwest corner of 12th Avenue and East Denny Way, with 1,665 square feet of retail space. The Co-op expanded in place through a major remodel in 1989—and again in 1998, when we took a leap of faith, moved to a new facility, and adopted the new trade name, Madison Market. Our ownership has grown significantly in our new location. We are working hard to tailor our presence in the marketplace to adapt to the needs of our growing owner base.

Located in the heart of Seattle, Central Co-op at 16th and Madison is a worker- and consumer-owned natural grocery store, dedicated to sustainable practices, community accountability, and the local food economy.

Visit this store today and here's what you'll find:

  • Helpful staff and great prices
  • Everything from basics to specialty items to housewares
  • A broad selection that emphasizes goods that are grown, made and raised in Washington
  • Sustainably sourced and ethically produced goods
  • Gorgeous organic produce
  • Sustainable meats
  • Wild and sustainably harvested seafood
  • Foods for special diets
  • Quality deli with a juice and coffee bar
  • Extensive selection of natural supplements, herbs, bodycare and homeopathic remedies
  • A democratic organization that's engaged with our community
  • And more!

Anyone can join Central Co-op and become a consumer-owner, and ownership is affordable. But you don't have to be an owner to shop! Central Co-op is open to everyone.

Central Co-op is a CGN EVERGREEN member—a co-op doing more than $8 million a year in business.

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Central Co-op
1600 E. Madison
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-329-1545 x232

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